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Yesterday @ The Armoury 

 

Pictured: New Ring Jacket in tobacco brown + my navy knit tie

Not pictured: How hungover I look

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Sorry for the lack of a full-length. Feedback is welcome.

 

Navy blazer with patch pockets and gold buttons, charcoal flannel trousers, dark brown AE Strands.

 

Given I can't see the bottom half, I'm taking a bit of a shot in the dark, but here goes. I think charcoal flannels are too much dark on the bottom given the dark shoes and jacket. You've got a light shirt and medium light tie but nothing on the bottom connects to it. I think I would prefer to see mid gray flannels or even something in the mid to light tan family on the bottom. This would provide better contrast with the jacket in addition to connecting with the tie in intensity to provide an overall more coherent fit. I quite like the top block, maybe more collar roll but w/e.

 

It's also very possible I am full of it especially since I am guessing at the bottom. YMMV.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

That collar needs moar roll! The PS doesn't really work with the relatively formal PoW tie imho. Something a bit more subdued and subtle might work better.

Thanks. I think, going forward, I'm in a phase where I'm going for the nuclear option on collar roll: spread collars when I'm in a tie. But I'm not buying anything for a while.

 

The tie is formal, but it's in burgundy and tan. The tan is the same as that of the square, but the burgundy in the tie is darker. I actually think I should have gone less subdued, and worn plain white linen.

 

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Given I can't see the bottom half, I'm taking a bit of a shot in the dark, but here goes. I think charcoal flannels are too much dark on the bottom given the dark shoes and jacket. You've got a light shirt and medium light tie but nothing on the bottom connects to it. I think I would prefer to see mid gray flannels or even something in the mid to light tan family on the bottom. This would provide better contrast with the jacket in addition to connecting with the tie in intensity to provide an overall more coherent fit. I quite like the top block, maybe more collar roll but w/e.

 

It's also very possible I am full of it especially since I am guessing at the bottom. YMMV.

 

Thank you. The great advantage to having a small wardrobe is that I've worn these trousers with this jacket before. Same shoes, too, but I wore navy sox this time around:

 

 

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It's basically tonal and texture contrast, which SF doesn't love as much as it loves big shade differences, but this was for an evening event where most people were in suits.

 

I like the look of a light tie with a dark suit, and I figured the same principles at play there (dark jacket and trousers, light shirt and tie) were worth a shot. I admit, I need some lighter gray trousers. They're on the agenda for next fall.

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

The great advantage to having a small wardrobe is that I've worn these trousers with this jacket before. Same shoes, too, but I wore navy sox this time around:

 

 

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It's basically tonal and texture contrast, which SF doesn't love as much as it loves big shade differences, but this was for an evening event where most people were in suits.

 

I like the look of a light tie with a dark suit, and I figured the same principles at play there (dark jacket and trousers, light shirt and tie). I admit, I need some lighter gray trousers. They're on the agenda for next fall.

 

I think if you wanted to stay that formal I too would have gone plain white linen but also opted for a spread collar rather than a BD. My first attempt was an attempt to reduce the formality. Given that wasn't the desire, I'd like to bring the square and shirt up to the same level as the rest for a nice clean look. The contrast pic looks pretty good. I generally prefer a greater contrast, but I dress pretty casually most often.

 

Edit: I am fully aware my preference for a spread collar here is purely personal, as BD collars have traditionally been worn even with suits in America.

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

I think I prefer a tie like this with something like an olive or brown Tweed SC and cream/tan cords or moleskins. As is, the navy jacket feels a bit too "city" for the tie, imo. That said, the jacket does look fairly nappy like a flannel, depending on the pants it may be working for you. YMMV.

The navy jacket has patch pockets and is quite nappy so fairly casual. I did try it with a brown tweed first but was undecided. Thanks for the feedback, always appreciated smile.gif

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

Thanks. I think, going forward, I'm in a phase where I'm going for the nuclear option on collar roll: spread collars when I'm in a tie. But I'm not buying anything for a while.

 

The tie is formal, but it's in burgundy and tan. The tan is the same as that of the square, but the burgundy in the tie is darker. I actually think I should have gone less subdued, and worn plain white linen.

 

 

Thank you. The great advantage to having a small wardrobe is that I've worn these trousers with this jacket before. Same shoes, too, but I wore navy sox this time around:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

It's basically tonal and texture contrast, which SF doesn't love as much as it loves big shade differences, but this was for an evening event where most people were in suits.

 

I like the look of a light tie with a dark suit, and I figured the same principles at play there (dark jacket and trousers, light shirt and tie) were worth a shot. I admit, I need some lighter gray trousers. They're on the agenda for next fall.

 

Just because the colours of your hanky and tie match doesn't mean it works. A white linen square is what I meant with subtle and subdued. It's certainly more subtle than a colourful paisley. 

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Some BIG-Time labels from me today, not my usual fare, Tom Ford, RLPL & Viv Westwood.
Also, a ventless jacket, with vintage inspired pleated and half-belt back.
Linen with flannel, courtesy of inspiration by Luciano Barbera.
-TTO

Beautiful colors together ... always highly sought after and with a nice personality. Beautiful behind the martingale and beautiful bellows pockets.

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Just because the colours of your hanky and tie match doesn't mean it works. A white linen square is what I meant with subtle and subdued. It's certainly more subtle than a colourful paisley. 


But a white linen square is a bold thing to wear. It's a more conservative choice, it's true, but it doesn't fade out in the slightest. It's a graphic element. But yes, it would have been a better choice here.

 

I do think the issue is that I found something that picks up on the colors the tie's pattern is made from, rather than the color it resolves to.

 

Luv2be, a spread would probably have been a safer choice here, but I was in the mood for a BD.

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But a white linen square is a bold thing to wear. It's a more conservative choice, it's true, but it doesn't fade out in the slightest. It's a graphic element. But yes, it would have been a better choice here.

I do think the issue is that I found something that picks up on the colors the tie's pattern is made from, rather than the color it resolves to.

Luv2be, a spread would probably have been a safer choice here, but I was in the mood for a BD.

Fair enough. It might be worth looking into a cream linen square. I always wear mine when white would be a bit too much.
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Dat ring jacket tho. Vurr nice, Conrad.
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Today's fit

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Nice outfit...except you need to fix your tie length...the thin part shouldn't be longer than the thick and the thick part should come down lower...its too high as it is tied right now

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Nice outfit...except you need to fix your tie length...the thin part shouldn't be longer than the thick and the thick part should come down lower...its too high as it is tied right now

Good catch... I'm certain he did not notice that.
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Nice outfit...except you need to fix your tie length...the thin part shouldn't be longer than the thick and the thick part should come down lower...its too high as it is tied right now

 

AFAIK this is acceptable form of "sprezz" around here. Hence KN's sarcasm. As long as the "thick part" hits his belt he's good to go. I quite like the casualness of a loose back blade that's even a bit long. As far as Kulata's picture in particular, I can't view it on my current browser but I will examine it later.

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L2B... yes... although I don't entirely disagree with PCK (just a little snark bro tongue.gif) It would look even better if it were just a tad longer... a little closer to the belt. It grabs a bit too much attention in this look but the rest is fantastic. Love the tones, fabrics ... Kulata is obviously a pretty robust dude and he has a nice presence. Only nitpick might be the jacket sleeves are a tad too long for my tastes.

Looking good K-Man!
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Threw this on real quick after getting it back from the Formosa back from the tailor, still hasn't been pressed though...suit, shirt, and tie all courtesy of NMWA.  I think the Formosa turned out awesome. I should have done a robopose to give a better idea of the fit...

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